Phelan Energy Group

Team Lead – Elec DC
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  • Reporting Manager
    • Phase-1, Project Construction : Site Construction Manager
    • Phase-2, Head O&M – Asset Management, (International Projects)
  • Reportee’s
    • Civil & Mechanical team – EPC Contractor

JOB RESPONSIBILITY – Under Construction Phase

  • Responsible and accountable for overall management of DC Electrical work in coordination with the EPC contractor for execution of DC Electrical work, Mechanical work, SCADA system, LA and Earthing system Installation for a solar power plant consisting of the following routine activities:
    • Monitoring the Project construction Plan & Schedule as per the contractual timelines
    • Ensure all the Installation of all Mechanical works like Trackers/structure & Module as per SOP provided by the EPC contractor.
    • Ensure all DC Electrical works like cable laying, stringing, termination & testing are done as per the FQP provided by the EPC contractor.
    • Ensure all Electrical equipment installation and testing of all equipment’s is done as per FQP and ensure all pre-commissioning activities are done before final commissioning.
    • Responsible for providing technical guidance to the DC electrical team of EPC contractor for plant startup and commissioning.
  • Plan manpower mobilization and demobilization activities for all the sub-contractors in coordination with EPC contractor.
  • Review daily contractor’s construction plan with reports and progress as per the scheduled timelines.
  • Identify and solve problem to maintain the project schedule and within the project budget.
  • Ensure work conforms to Scope of work defined in the contract, project plan and specifications.
  • Create and manage job schedules with the Construction Manager and the EPC team to include base-line Development, cost loading, schedule status and schedule forecast.
  • Supervision, Inspection, Testing, commissioning and Issuing & Closure of final punch points in accordance with commissioning and quality control plan.
  • Set the daily targets for the EPC contractor with further escalation plan to the subcontractors as per the project timelines.
  • Analyse the progress and prepare action plans in accordance with the project timelines.
  • Prepare the resources and machinery plans required for the construction work in coordination with the DC Electrical team of EPC contractor .
  • Prepare daily activities report in coordination with the EPC contractor team.
  • Manage day to day activities and controlling the work progress with the EPC contractor team in line with the project timelines
  • Devise the method statement for Mechanical, Electrical and Earthing work and support the safety Officer with risk assessment in coordination with EPC contractor.


  • Responsible and Accountable for 86.25MWp Plant Operation, Maintenance, Performance and Monitoring of plant for achieving the optimized and forecasted generation as per design with the following activities:
    • Coordination and managing the team of O&M Engineers and Technicians of Operator on daily basis for preparation of O&M records and reports.
    • Record and Maintenance of documentation for Taking over of the plant from EPC company
    • Closure and sign-off with EPC company for all the punch points generated during construction
    • Constantly Monitor and Record the plant operation and performance to maintain 100% uptime of the plant.
    • Ensure the regular cleaning of modules as per maintenance schedule for achieving the forecasted generation and PR target.
    • Planning, Scheduling, Tracking all the equipment Maintenance activities on daily basis and ensuring all the regular and preventive maintenance are carried out as per schedule.
    • Maintaining the plant uptime as designed by ensuring minimal equipment break-down, restoring the equipment breakdown within shortest period in coordination with the OEMs/Contractors
    • Coordinating with all the OEMs/Suppliers/Contractors for warranty claims, Warranty services, Contract renewal (if any) and any annual maintenance required for the equipments.
    • Preparation of daily, monthly, Quarterly, Half yearly, Yearly Maintenance activities for the plant along with the O&M contractor.
    • Generate, Record and Analyze the DGR, Monthly, Quarterly and Yearly report for keeping the uptime of the plant with optimum performance.
    • Prepare Daily and Monthly reports and presentations.
  • Responsible for Monthly Joint meter reading in coordination with local distribution company/ESKOM/DOE/ED for submission of documents to the entire concern department
  • Responsible for all statutory compliances required for the project with renewal on time to time basis
  • Responsible for all equipment calibration on annual basis
  • Responsible to coordinate with all local stakeholders in the project for Invoicing, Compliances and Payments


  • Construction Phase
    • Resource planning & Forecasting for construction of DC field works
    • Ensure quality of construction and workmanship
    • Meet project timeline as per set targets
    • Successful construction of the project
    • Meeting the Safety standards & Safety Manhours
  • O&M Phase
    • Maintenance of O&M records and meeting Compliances
    • Achieving Committed PR & plant Uptime
    • Achieving 100% scheduled Maintenance
    • Adherence of plant Safety & Compliances
    • Coordinating & Corresponding with ESKOM/DOE/ED and Other Utilities


  • Construction Phase
    • Meeting the COD timelines of Independent Projects
    • Meeting Zero defect Quality workmanship
    • Meeting the Zero accident and Safe Man Hours
  • O&M Phase
    • Meeting the statutory compliances
    • Maintaining plant Uptime
    • Maintenance of plant as per schedule
    • Meeting all the Compliances for the plant

Profile & Eligible Criteria

  • Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical & Electronics/Electronics & Communication/Power Electronics Engg.
  • Experience: 5-6 years’ Experience in Execution of Large Scale MW Solar PV Projects/Conventional Power plants/Electrical/EHV/Transmission & Distribution Projects. Preference will be given for candidates who have experience in construction of solar PV power plant projects.
  • Should have good oral & written communication skills in English and Afrikaans with sound knowledge on preparation of project reports, schedules, site Test reports, QA plans, FAT documentation, Performance test & procedures and HOTO (Handing Over and Taking Over) documents.
  • Should have strong leadership skills, good exposure & responsibility to lead a team of site engineers, technicians, contractors and sub-contractors.
  • Should have good computer skills with well literate in MS Office, AutoCAD & Project tools like MS Project.
  • Should good working knowledge in understanding the electrical, mechanical and civil drawings
  • Should have good hands-on experience with proven track record in implementing and construction of any Solar/Utility power plant projects or captive power projects involving Solar Farm/EHV systems/Thermal Power plants, etc.,
  • Should have a good knowledge in preparation of User Manual, O&M Manual for projects and other Engineering documentation for post & pre-Execution phase.
  • Should have good exposure on Testing of Electrical equipment’s like LV & MV switchgears, Solar Inverters, etc., with sound knowledge on usage of testing tools & equipment’s installed at site.
  • Should have sound knowledge of generation data analysis with monitoring of data and mitigate the problems for any underperformance of the generation plant.
  • Should have Liasioning abilities with local authorities like Grid Utility Supplier, Electrical Inspectorate, Nodal agency, local bodies etc.,
  • Should have good exposure to Health & Safety work practices in execution of the project and implementing the same at the site with proper instructions to all the contractors and sub-contractors.
  • Should be able to handle the geographically spread out project.
  • Should have sound knowledge on local compliance required for the project both during construction and O&M phase.
  • Preference will be given to candidate who has good contacts and network with the local government bodies, Utility companies, ESKOM, Local Municipalities, Nodal agencies, Department of Energy, etc.

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